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I can't believe I just did that!

We've had at least one of those, "I can't believe I just did that" moments.

I know I've had plenty, whether it be with a snowblower, mower, kitchen knife, what ever. Frustration and some anger, along with a dose of embarrassment usually follows, but hopefully I can remember it well enough to turn it into a learning experience.

One of those I can't believe I did that moments I had with a snowblower involved running the electric starter too long, and yep, toasted it.

What are some of your "I can't believe I just did that" moments?

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Typical lazy didn't roll up the hose before mowing and thinking I won't cut it and I get too close and cut it.

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Yesterday. Doing my spring maintenance and getting my blower ready for summer hibernation, I decided maybe I would see what kind of shape the plastic auger bushings were in. After I realized that I would likely have to separate the tractor from the blower housing, my curiosity subsided. Putting everything back together, I broke one of the bolts that holds the side pin in place. Now I have to pick up a screw extractor the next time I go to the city to get it out.
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First winter in the new house, forgot where the dogs chain was laying!!!!! About 2 hours worth of tear-down/buildup during a storm to get the blower back serviceable.

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I know that feeling but usually it's the extension cord to the battery charger to one of the cars. It's amazing how fast a snow blower can wind up a 100' extension cord before you even know it's started.

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YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Somedays the dog just bites.

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Typical lazy didn't roll up the hose before mowing and thinking I won't cut it and I get too close and cut it.
I had a similar one with a push lawnmower..we have a major excess of leaves every fall, and our town doesn't pick up the leaves in big loose piles, you have to bag them..a major pain..

The wife and I have a lot of gardens around the house, vegetable and flower gardens..so one spring I thought I would be clever and use the lawnmower to grind up leaves to spread around the gardens..I loaded up a pile of loose leaves on a *new* large tarp, thinking I would grind them up on the tarp, the just drag the tarp to gardens and unload the ground-up leaf mulch..

Fired up the mower..not even considering the fact that mowers, by design, create a lot of UPward suction! Just like a powerful fan, to make the grass stand up straight as its cut..
So I wheel the running mower on to the leaf covered tarp, and instantly cut a huge hole it!

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